US Coast Guard, Army Searching for 5 Missing from Downed Helicopter

August 16, 2017Aug 16, 2017

ABC News reported early Wednesday morning that a search is underway for 5 missing aircrewmen. The US Coast Guard and Army personnel are searching for the members who were in a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

A debris field was spotted approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu on Tuesday at 11:28 p.m. The debris was spotted by the Coast Guard Hercules and Army Black Hawk aircrews.

On Tuesday at 10:08 p.m., the Wheeler Army Airfield stated that they lost communication with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews. They called the watch standers at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center in Honolulu.

The crew, along with another Black Hawk aircrew, was reportedly undergoing training between Kaena Point and Dillingham Airfield. During training, the crews lost communication.

The reported weather on the scene is 11mph winds with 2-foot seas. Coast Guard and Army personnel are on the scene, searching for the missing crew members.

The US Coast Guard released this statement about the search:

This is a breaking news story. Check back for more updates.

Please be praying for the safety of the five missing crew members, as well as all of the responders on the scene. Thank you for your prayers. For another recent breaking news story, read more here.

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